Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Why am I doing this? I have no idea.

I do not care for "New Year Resolutions"..they are a pithy attempt to make one's self feel good yet have an embedded escape clause built into them. Yet the idea has remained popular because what better way to try to improve yourself than making a public announcement of it. And upon reflection that is what I shall do. Of course January 1st is long gone, but isn't February 4th just as good as an arbritrary date? Perhaps better, being the Pagan holiday Imbolc, a time for hope to look ahead at the coming Spring. Having lived in a Dilbertesque cubicle land for far too long, I have often tried to get back in shape. Nothing short of public humiliation has helped, so we'll go for the public humiliation. My current weight is about 255 pounds and my stomach is approaching the 50 inch mark. I must fix this. I will have follow up posts with exact goals and progress. But this is the start, admitting the problem and resolving to fix it. Now just to add to the conundrum which is me; my other "resolution" is ironically to drink more. I once was a legend (at least in my mind), a casual drinker I enjoyed both beer and mixed drinks. Most of my drinking buddies moved away and the cost of drinking in bars/restaurants is outrageous, so I slowly became a virtual non-drinker. I would like to change that, time to dust off the bottles and get some fresh drink recipes.

That's it for now, Cheers.